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Forster's Tern (Sterna forsteri)

 
 

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no sign of adult but 3 Iceland Gulls
adult on the causeway again today
adult again on the causeway
15:17 06/03/15
08:35
adult at Newtownlynch Pier again early morning then flew off with 7 Sandwich Terns
12:39 28/02/15
adult at Newtownlynch Pier again today
19:25 25/02/15
15:30
adult again just before low tide
18:27 07/02/15
11:30
adult again late morning
22:51 02/02/15
adult again
adult on Claddagh Beach again; also an adult Ring-billed Gull

10 reports returned.

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Soldier's Point, Louth
22/09/14
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Soldier's Point, Louth
17/09/14
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Soldier's Point, Louth
17/09/14
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Soldier's Point, Louth
14/09/14
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Nimmo's Pier, Galway
23/03/14
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Sanibel Island, United States
02/02/14
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Sanibel Island, United States
07/03/14
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Nimmo's Pier, Galway
10/02/14
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Elly Bay, Mayo
18/01/14
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Elly Bay, Mayo
18/01/14
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Nimmo's Pier, Galway
04/12/13
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Nimmo's Pier, Galway
04/11/13
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Nimmo's Pier, Galway
04/11/13
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Nimmo's Pier, Galway
01/01/13
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Soldier's Point, Louth
01/10/12
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Dundalk, Louth
01/10/12
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Soldier's Point, Louth
29/08/12
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Soldier's Point, Louth
29/08/12
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Soldier's Point, Louth
29/08/12
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Soldier's Point, Louth
29/08/12
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Frank Lake, Canada
29/06/12
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Cape May, United States
25/05/12
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Doorus, Galway
23/02/12
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Nimmo's Pier, Galway
29/01/11
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Nimmo's Pier, Galway
19/01/11

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hide section Accepted historical records for Forster's Tern (55)

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Forster's Tern has been reported in the following areas (for more details, click a county name):

Anglesey Anglesey (1)
Argyll Argyll (1)
Clwyd Clwyd (2)
Cork Cork (1)
Cornwall Cornwall (6)
Dorset Dorset (1)
Down Down (5)
Dublin Dublin (4)
Essex Essex (1)
Galway Galway (3)
Gwynedd Gwynedd (2)
Kent Kent (1)
Kerry Kerry (1)
Lancs Lancs (1)
L'derry L'derry (2)
Lothian Lothian (2)
Louth Louth (2)
Mayo Mayo (2)
Meath Meath (1)
NE Scotland NE Scotland (1)
Orkney Orkney (1)
Pembroke Pembroke (2)
Sligo Sligo (1)
Somerset Somerset (1)
Waterford Waterford (3)
Wexford Wexford (10)
Wicklow Wicklow (1)

Accepted records (55)

Galway
Birdwatch 248: 66, photo; K. Fahy, Irish Birds 9: 594
Nimmo's Pier and Newtownlynch Pier, adult, 29th October to 28th March 2013, photographed; presumed returning individual.
Louth
Birding World 25 (9): 361, photo
Soldier's Point, adult, 29th August to 13th October, photographed; presumed returning individual.
Wexford
K. Fahy, Irish Birds 9: 594
Tacumshin Lake, adult, 12th May to 30th June, photographed; presumed returning individual.
Galway
K. Fahy, Irish Birds 9: 382, 594
Newtownlynch Pier, adult, 6th November to 23rd February 2012; presumed returning individual.
Louth
K. Fahy, Irish Birds 9: 382
Cruisetown, adult, 13th to 17th October, photographed; presumed returning individual.
Wexford
Birding World 24 (6): 228, photo; British Birds 104: plate 269; K. Fahy, Irish Birds 9: 382
Rosslare Back Strand, 16th April; presumed same, Tacumshin Lake, adult, 11th May to 27th June, photographed; presumed returning individual.
Galway
K. Fahy, Irish Birds 9: 301; Birdwatch 225: 57, photo; K. Fahy, Irish Birds 9: 382
Doorus Pier, Nimmo's Pier and Claddach Beach, adult, 13th November to 20th March 2011, photographed; presumed returning individual.
Wexford
Birding World 23 (5): 186, photo; irishbirdimages.com; Irishbirding.com; K. Fahy, Irish Birds 9: 301 wildlifesnaps.com; www.irbc.ie/2010 provisional list
Tacumshin Lake, adult, 8th May to 24th June, photographed; presumed returning individual.
Galway
Birding World 23 (2): 52, photo; birdsireland.com; irishbirding.com; www.irbc.ie/2009 provisional list; www.irbc.ie/2010 provisional list; K. Fahy, Irish Birds 9: 269; K. Fahy, Irish Birds 9: 301
Nimmo's Pier, Galway City, adult, 11th November to 23rd April 2010; presumed returning individual.
Dublin
surfbirds.com; www.irbc.ie/2009 provisional list; K. Fahy, Irish Birds 9: 269
Balbriggan, adult, 1st November; same as Louth; also in Meath.

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Pending records (2) Pending records (2)

Distribution of accepted Forster's Tern reports by county
Forster's Tern
Wexford (20 records)
Galway (13 records)
Down (9 records)
Anglesey (7 records)
Louth (7 records)
Dublin (6 records)
Cornwall (6 records)
Clwyd (4 records)
Waterford (4 records)
Gwynedd (3 records)
Mayo (2 records)
Lancashire & North Merseyside (2 records)
Lothian (2 records)
Cork (2 records)
Londonderry (2 records)
Pembrokeshire (2 records)
North-east Scotland (1 record)
Argyll (1 record)
Kerry (1 record)
Orkney (1 record)
Somerset (1 record)
Dorset (1 record)
Essex (1 record)
Kent (1 record)
Wicklow (1 record)
Sligo (1 record)
Meath (1 record)
FORSTER'S TERN
No. records (frequency)
16–20 (1) (1)16–20 (1)
11–15 (1) (1)11–15 (1)
6–10 (5) (5)6–10 (5)
1–5 (20) (20)1–5 (20)

(Click the squares for reports from that county.)

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